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The growing influence of statisticians

With more information than ever at our fingertips, statisticians are vital to innumerable fields and industries. Welcome to the world of the datarati, where humans and machines team up to crunch the numbers.

dateJun 04, 2015 in Mathematics
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Scientists behaving badly (on social media)

It is generally undisputed that Twitter and other social information exchange websites are changing the landscape of science and communication. The value that these platforms offer is probably best evidenced ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Social Sciences
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The curse of the horned dinosaur egg

Horned dinosaurs (ceratopsians) just can't catch a break when it comes to their fossilized eggs. The first purported examples turned up in Mongolia during the 1920s, attributed to Protoceratops. A few unlucky ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The tragedy of the over-surveyed commons

By any metric, Garrett Hardin's The Tragedy of the Commons article in Science, a copy of his address as 1968 president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, rates among the most import ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Social Sciences
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